Last updated on February 16th, 2024 at 06:46 am
How To Get From Tortuguero To Jaco Best Way – You can go by car, bus, van and private transfer plus ferry.
What Is The Distance From Tortuguero To Jaco?
The distance from Tortuguero to Jaco is 220 kilometers. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips
The travel time from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach is around 4 hours and 15 minutes by car from La Pavona and the taxi fare will be around $250 USD. Read here how to get from Jaco to Tortuguero the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Tortuguero To Jaco?
The cheapest way from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach is by bus for $15 USD plus boat and it will take 8 hours.
WHERE TO STAY IN JACO
There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $8-10 USD a night if you want the cheapest option in Jaco. A double room hostel can cost up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 USD a night.
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HOW TO GET FROM TORTUGUERO TO JACO
BOAT PLUS BUS FROM TORTUGUERO TO JACO (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Tortuguero to Jaco is by bus plus boat. First you will have to ride the boat from Tortuguero to La Pavona and later a few buses: La Pavona to Cariari and Cariari to San Jose and get a bus to Jaco.
BOAT SCHEDULE FROM TORTUGUERO TO LA PAVONA
The boat schedule from Tortuguero to La Pavona is starting at 5 30 am, 9 am, 11 am and 2 45 pm. The boat fare from La Pavona to Tortuguero is around $5 USD and it includes a suitcase/backpack.
The boat ride from Tortuguero to La Pavona will take around 1 hour (it can be less or more). Outside these boat’s schedule (estimated time not fixed). There are also private boats (more expensive) going from Tortuguero to La Pavona.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM LA PAVONA TO CARIARI
There are only 4 daily buses leaving from La Pavona to Cariari. The bus schedule from La Pavona to Cariari is starting at 7 30 am, 10 30 am, 1 pm and 4 30 pm. The bus from La Pavona to Cariari travel time is around 2 hours and the bus fare is around $2 USD.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM CARIARI TO SAN JOSE
Once in Cariari you will have to take a bus from Cariari to San Jose. The bus schedule from Cariari to San Jose is running every 15 minutes. The bus travel time from Cariari to San Jose is around 2 hours and the bus fare is around $4 USD.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM SAN JOSE COSTA RICA TO JACO
Once you are in San Jose you will ride the final bus from San Jose Costa Rica to Jaco Beach. The bus schedule from San Jose to Jaco is leaving from Bus Terminal 7-10.
The buses are leaving every 1-2 hours starting from 7 am to 7 pm. The bus fare is around $5 USD and the travel time from San Jose to Jaco Beach is 2 hours. Check here Transporte Jaco Bus schedule and route!
The total travel time from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach is around 8 hours by bus plus boat. The total bus and boat fare from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach is $15 USD.
TAXI FROM TORTUGUERO TO JACO
The travel time by taxi from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach is around 4 hours and 15 minutes to La Pavona and 1 hour more the boat to Tortuguero.
The taxi fare from La Pavona to Jaco after getting the boat from Tortuguero is around $250 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM TORTUGUERO TO JACO
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect going from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach starting from La Pavona is around $260-280 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM TORTUGUERO TO JACO BEACH
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort. Prices are around $280 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $70 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM TORTUGUERO TO JACO
The best way from Tortuguero to Jaco is by bus plus boat if you go on a budget for a total of 8 hours travel time. You will pay around $15 USD including the bus coming from La Pavona, Cariari, San Jose Costa Rica to Jaco and the boat from Tortuguero.
If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach is around $250 USD and 4 hours 15 minutes travel time.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN JACO
There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $8 USD a night if you want the cheapest option. Double-room hostels can cost up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 USD a night.
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